I went the opposite way to usual and really started with the also rans which includes some fairly substantial operators plus a lashing of old uns between the new uns. The sun eventually came out and it was a great morning. These furthermost lines of lorries have few families kids etc wandering around so progress is great unimpeded and quietish. Then I rounded the corner with the paint jobs at the back of the arena and got a taste of what life is in the hot spots near the stadium entrance. I then went back to be anti clockwise wanderings and eventually couldn't help but notice that what had been a trickle of trucks out since first thing was fast becoming a torrent so I dashed around to click on paint jobs and preserved lorries and anything looking smart placed well for the sun.
Then I went out and as the weather closed in realised that it was all going to happen earlier than usual. I got parked up on the exit grass slopes and when they started they just kept coming so so did the rain. I did my best from within the car and left the video just running and clicked away with the still camera. I had one chap perhaps with learning problems who decided to stand in front of my car and block my view and got very violent and agitated when I asked if he could move back a bit, there was a woman with him and I think she quietened him down and go him back. By 5.30pm it was all pretty well over about two hours ahead of a fine day and at least it meant I could get home at a reasonable hour and get all the extra DVD orders ready, Mandy having already got everything packed which came in up to last night. No more cine purchasers had paid so we can sort those out later as some hefty parcels to make up. Well at least the photos loaded no problem, going to catch up with the soaps and knock the alarm off!
Please don't forget I'm still waiting for the first sponsor for the long distance charity walk